MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – When the period for the filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COC) for the 2019 Elections opens on October 11, 2018, Filipino voters will see the birth of a new, all-women Party List: Bloggers United.
It may be a Party List, but it’s non-partisan. Its founding members come from both camps, pro- and anti-Duterte. And they’re all influencial bloggers in their own right and in their own minds.
The members are: Mocha Uson, who just resigned her post as PCOO Asec; Maria Ressa, whose future with her firm Rappler is uncertain because of the SEC ruiling; Jover Laurio, who remains to be Jover Laurio; Raissa Robles who’s about to go bankrupt because her Marcos Martial Law book is not selling; and Sass Rogando Sasot, who is so homesick she wants to come home permanently from The Netherlands.
All are filing their COC’s on October 11, and they have made a blood compact that whomever is chosen to be their Party List’s representative in the House of Representatives will be honored by them.
The group’s campaign meme will be “Best Friends Forever: Blogging Knows No Color. One for All, All for One”
Now, that’s a Party List and campaign meme to beat. Be afraid. Be very afraid!